MA KIN: You Don't Need to Fly to Thailand for Authentic Thai Food -
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.

Originally published in the March 2020 Juniper Berry Magazine

MA KIN: You Don't Need to Fly to Thailand for Authentic Thai Food

Chef Oak welcomes you to Ma Kin. Photo by David Pambianchi

Seeing the need for a 100% authentic Thai cuisine establishment, Jina (Jiraporn) Tisopa has opened MA KIN at 74-19 Metropolitan Ave in Middle Village. Together with Chef Oak (Dhanapol Marprasert), Jina hopes to both introduce as well as satisfy those in the community with a taste for Thai culinary delights. Jina graduated with a degree in Anthropology from Chiangmai City and sampled any foods from around the country. Together with Chef Oak who hails from Bangkok, they offer Northern and Southern Thailand style traditional dishes.

For mild or non-spicy, the Chicken Satay skewers with sweet sauce are simply delicious as well as the Thai Chicken Fried Rice. Equally tasty but higher on the hot meter is the Spicy Basil. And for those who like serious-spicy, the Beef Ma Kin Larb Muang is shoutout-loud hot. For dessert, you MUST try the Roti with Custard Pandan which is a type of pancake with sweet green custard that is incredibly delicious.

Cozy and quaint, the small space offers seating for about 14 customers, mind the gardenia in the window, other assorted plants and even a solar-powered waving kitty cat to greet you. They have an extensive menu, Lunch Specials and Take-Out and Delivery options to help with peak hours. Delivery: (347) 507-1234.

March 2020 Juniper Berry Magazine

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